BJP national vice president and Rajya Sabha member Kalraj Mishra wins from Lucknow east seat by a margin of 20,188 votes. Mishra defeated his nearest SP rival Juhi Singh.
The SP has registered yet another handsome victory in Soraon, which is considered to be a stronghold of the BSP and has been declared a reserved seat in the latest delimitation. SP candidate Satyaveer Munna trounced Babu Lal “Bhawara” by over 13,000 votes.
Congress MLA from Allahabad (North) Anugrah Narain Singh has retained his seat, defeating Harshvardhan Bajpayee of BSP by a margin of more than 15,000 votes. Two-time BJP MLA from Bara, Udaybhan Karwaria, who contested from Allahabad (North) following his own constituency being declared as reserved, finished third.
Former SP MLA Vijma Yadav wins Pratappur seat, defeating Mujtaba Siddiqui of BSP by a margin of about 12,000 votes. Interestingly, both Yadav and Siddiqui were having their first shot at Pratappur, courtesy the latest delimitation.
UP BJP president Surya Pratap Shahi was today defeated in Pathardeva constituency by a margin of 4,800 by SP’s Shakir Ali.
Amethi and Rae Bareli, the pocket boroughs of Congress since the days of Indira Gandhi, gave a shocker to the party as it managed to win only two of the 10 Assembly seats in these twin Lok Sabha constituencies.
UP Vidhan Sabha Speaker and BSP candidate Sukhdeo Rajbhar defeated by SP nominee Adil Beg by a margin of 2,536 votes in Deedarganj seat.
In Allahabad (West), first-time BSP MLA Puja Pal has retained her seat defeating nearest Apna Dal rival Atiq Ahmed by 7,000 votes, a mafia don-turned-politician who has represented the constituency five times in the past and is a key accused in the murder of her husband Raju Pal.
UP Cabinet Minister Jagdish Narain Rai defeated by SP candidate Sachindranath Tripathi by a margin of 5,417 votes in Jafrabad seat.
In Allahabad (South), Haji Parvej Ahmed “Tanki” turned out to be the dark horse, registering a surprise victory from a seat where high-profile candidates like UP minister Nand Gopal Gupta “Nandi” and former state Assembly Speaker Keshri Nath Tripathi (BJP) were in the fray.
Akhilesh Yadav: Statues (installed by Mayawati) will not be removed.